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 From:  "Jonathan De Graeve" <jonathan dot de dot graeve at imelda dot be>
 To:  "Tommaso Di Donato" <tommaso dot didonato at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Porting webGUI to Linux
 Date:  Sat, 18 Jun 2005 21:24:37 +0200
The choice of BSD is obious. More powerfull then Linux (I know there lots of 
funky iptables modules etc) but the fact is that BSD has a MUCH better IP 
stack and routing code and is faster in forwarding packets with less memory.

Why not OpenBSD but FreeBSD instead? FreeBSD has better hardware support.
Moving from FreeBSD to OpenBSD isn't difficult. I wouldn't do porting to 
linux. (for too many various reasons)

So my question is: why do you want to port the stuff to linux?

I use the following network setup in 1 of the company's I worked for:

Internet-internet router(cisco)-FreeBSD firewall-Linux NAT

Kind Regards


Jonathan De Graeve
System/Network Administrator
Imelda vzw
Informatica Dienst
jonathan dot de dot graeve at imelda dot be
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tommaso Di Donato" <tommaso dot didonato at gmail dot com>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Porting webGUI to Linux

The aim of my project are, in a first step, very "smaller": my first goal is
to create a m0n0wall-lile linux in order to do transparent antivirus
filtering to pop3, smt and web traffic. for this reason, I want to integrate
p3scan,postfix and snort in the webgui. Later, I will add all the feature
m0n0wall is famous for.
But in this first stage, I experience some problems in porting the
scripts... It is only 2 days that I am working on this, but I hope to solve
them easily....At this moment, I have the webgui up and running under
Apache, but every page is very slow in loading, I think because I receive
lots of errors in the scripts:
"[client <>] PHP Notice: Uninitialized
string offset: 0 in /etc/inc/util.inc on line 301, referer:
[client <>] PHP Notice: Undefined offset:
1 in /var/www/html/system.php on line 35, referer:
[client <>] PHP Notice: Undefined
variable: input_errors in /var/www/html/system.php on line 162, referer:
[client <>] PHP Notice: Undefined
variable: savemsg in /var/www/html/system.php on line 163, referer:

Anyone could help me in solving these problems? Is apache slow due to those

On 6/18/05, Adam Gibson <agibson at ptm dot com> wrote:
> I do not have any answers for you but I just wanted to say that I would
> be interested in any progress with a Linux adaptation a m0n0wall type
> system. From my experiences with Linux it would solve some of the
> problems I am having with m0n0wall(vpn reliability with Symantec
> Enterprise Firewall, not being able to connect from the LAN to the WAN
> IP for port forwards), and more helpers/iptables modules for protocols
> that are not very NAT friendly.
> I hope that some day somebody with openbsd experience tries to get
> something like m0n0wall running on openbsd too... the firewall failover
> stuff in openbsd would be a HUGE reason for me to use it in some
> locations over any other OS.
> Dont get me wrong... m0n0wall on freebsd runs great for what it is meant
> to do. I switched from custom Linux iptables firewalls to m0n0wall
> because of it's easy upgradability, the embedded nature of m0n0wall and
> it's awesome GUI. I just think having a m0n0wall like setup on Linux(or
> openbsd) and still tailored for embedded devices would better suit some
> peoples needs like myself.